Shakti Gawain said, “When I’m trusting and being myself… everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously” and I’d like to add that one of the things that falls into place easily as a result is the circle of trust you form with other people.
Many people have trust issues based on past betrayals and as such, it takes time to build trust again within their current relationships (friendships and business relationships included). And that requires being vulnerable so you can form a support system. We all need a tribe, a group of individuals that we feel comfortable sharing with transparently. When you find your circle of trust, you will grow at an exponential rate.
The need to share parts of ourselves with others is very real. Sharing from an authentic place requires a certain level of trust to be in place first. One of the most important factors in building a circle of trust will always be quality OVER quantity. Having a few people in your corner that you can truly rely on beats having many different people in your life that are simply ‘observing’ — often we don’t learn that lesson until it is too late, but once the lesson is learned, we do indeed make the necessary changes (or at least that is the hope).
Think about your circle of trust and evaluate it subjectively. There is nothing wrong with that. Your circle can grow and it can also shrink with or without notice sometimes. Be sure that who you have included in your circle of trust fulfills what you NEED. Get clear with any changes you need to make and feel no guilt either way about it. This is YOUR life and who you choose to share energy and time with is an investment.
Follow your intuition when it comes to trust and choose who you REALLY want in your circle. The life you save may be your own.
- Evaluate your circle of trust. Are you getting what you really need out of these relationships or are you holding on in hopes of change? Is it time to make some choices that will benefit you in the long run? Only you can decide.
- Release any guilt you feel about friendships and relationships that may have reached their expiration date. Be very DELIBERATE and CONSCIOUS about who you want in your life and in your circle of trust.